Planning a funeral is not an easy thing to do. Your grief and feelings of loss can be overwhelming and to have to plan the funeral can just feel impossible. You may feel lost and as if you do not even know where to begin. To help in this time we have put together a list of steps to help facilitate the process. Also remember, you don’t have to do this alone. This is a time to let other family members, close friends, and directors of funeral homes in Eugene, OR. help you.
Select the Funeral Home
You will want to select the funeral home which you will be making the arrangements with. If your loved one preplanned any arrangements, the funeral home may already be selected. If not, you can search online, or you may get referrals from friends or family.
Choose a Form of Disposition
After you select the funeral home, you will need to decide how the body will be handled such as cremated or with a burial. Once again, if your loved one preplanned any arrangements, then this may be already decided. If not, take into consideration any wishes they ever voiced, as well as religious beliefs as many religions have policies about burials, cremations, and how they should be handled.
Decide on the Service Type
There are many types of services you can hold for your loved one. You may wish to hold a traditional funeral service before the burial or cremation, or a memorial service or celebration of life event after. The funeral director can discuss your options and help you decide on the best type of service for your needs.
Choose the Service Location
Services can be held at funeral homes, churches, or other event spaces. They can even be held outdoors in parks, public gardens, or in a family member’s backyard. Decide on a location that best fits the mood and needs of the service.
Find an Officiant
You will want to find an officiant for the service. For a funeral or other religious type of service, you will most likely have a religious leader. For a more secular service, this could be a family member or close family friend, or anyone else you have in mind as there are no rules on who it needs to be.
Plan the Service Details
Planning the funeral details consists of elements such as selecting prayers or readings, choosing the music selection, deciding who will read a eulogy and or the obituary, and more. There are a lot of elements that make up a service but don’t worry as the funeral director is there to help you and ensure that nothing gets overlooked.
While these aren’t the only things that need to be completed when making arrangements with funeral homes in Eugene, OR. these steps will get you well on your way. To learn more about planning a funeral or questions about burials or cremations, contact us anytime as we are always here to help.